Impact Talk—“America the Beautiful and Violent: The Response of Social Work to Anti-Black Racism”

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Dexter Voisin

Members of the Case Western Reserve University community can learn how careers in social work are making a difference in society with the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences’ Impact Talk series in March.

Mandel School Dean Dexter Voisin will present “America the Beautiful and Violent: The Response of Social Work to Anti-Black Racism” Wednesday, March 29, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the school’s Noble Commons. The event also will be live-streamed on the Mandel School’s YouTube channel

Through this talk, Voisin will illuminate how major social policies and practices in the U.S. created Black racialized poverty and trauma, resulting in a higher disease burden and social disadvantage born by Black Americans. He will highlight important steps the those in the social work profession can adopt to promote an anti-Black racist approach aimed at furthering racial and social equality.

Lunch will be provided for those who attend in-person. Mandel School students can receive one professional development hour for each Impact Talk they attend.

Register to attend this session.

About Voisin

Voisin is a licensed clinician with more than 30 years of research, teaching and administrative experience. He earned his PhD from Columbia University and is recognized among the top 2% of scientists in the world, and among the top most-cited Black scholars in social work at research-intensive universities. He has authored more than 170 peer-reviewed publications and generated over $11 million in external funding, with research findings informing health policy in the State of Illinois. He is frequently called upon to be a contributor to the national and international media.